Grixis Control homebrew using cards I felt to be strong and suited my playstyle

Search for Azcanta  Flip forms the backbone of the "Scry" engine by allowing me to set up my draws in my upkeep, ensuring I hit my land-drops or getting the answers to the current situation and then Saheeli Rai allows me to "Scry" during my turn while also being a threat to my opponent by pinging them for one damage as well. Glimmer of Genius also allows for "Scry" which then draws allowing me to see up to four cards during my opponent's end-step since its an instant.

Value Cards

The Scarab God turns just about all creatures killed during the game into a blocker at instant speed or a really strong ETB effect like bringing back a Torrential Gearhulk. Often times if he lands and sticks for a turn he'll quickly turn into so much value that my opponent can't do much as I turn all of their creatures against them.

Search for Azcanta  Flip acts like a "Scry" effect at the beginning of each of my turns allowing me to either throw cards I don't need into my graveyard or ensuring my draw that turn is what I need.

Power Cards

Torrential Gearhulk seen as a staple in any Control deck running Blue due to having Flash and recasting an Instant from the Graveyard making it a very powerful and versatile card while having a very strong body to back itself up.

Glorybringer is a very strong flyer which both can act as a finisher and seconds itself as removal due to exerting and dealing 4 damage to a creature.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance is a Planeswalker which provides more options than just about any Planeswalker currently in the Standard Format, Two damage to my opponent's face each turn or casting the top card of my deck while also just being a source of two red mana or even just four damage to one of my opponent's creatures. The ultimate also should I ever manage to get it off pretty much ends the game on its own.

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh is the end game, more often than not if I am playing him on any given turn and he sticks then I either win that turn or I just power through my opponent through constant advantages made through him.

Removal Options


Unlicensed Disintegration

Vraska's Contempt


Sweltering Suns

Yahenni's Expertise

The Sideboard is usually tricky in a control deck, usually the sideboard contains options to improve the deck against the current match-up, its no different with this deck.

In the sideboard is a number of options which can be put into the deck for game 2/3, more board sweepers, more counter spells or just value cards once I know what is needed for the match-up based off of what I saw in game 1/2.

Vizier of Many Faces is a strong card which helps deal with bigger creatures as I can make a copy of it to block with or just use them to copy my own creatures to help in ending the game.

River's Rebuke is a useful kind of board sweeper in that when an opponent's deck intends to go wide with lots of tokens it can easily get rid of them all or if they just get a lot of nonland permanents down I can quickly get them back into my opponent's hand and buy myself a turn or allow me to push through a couple of points of damage to finish the game.

Hour of Devastation

Essence Scatter and Negate

The Scorpion God

Vraska, Relic Seeker

Lost Legacy

Liliana, Death's Majesty




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76% Casual

24% Competitive

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Date added 1 month
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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.64
Tokens Chandra
Folders Ixalan Standard, My Standard Decks
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